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In What States Did Properties Sell Quickly in May-July 2015?

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, NAR asks REALTORS® “For the last house that you closed in the past month, how long was it on the market from listing time to the time the seller accepted the buyer’s...

REALTORS® Six-Month Home Price Outlook Strong

The maps show the six-month price outlook by state[1], as reported in July by REALTORS®: July 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report. The outlook was most upbeat in states with growing technology sectors such as California, Washington, Oregon, and Massachusetts;...

Low-income Households Face Higher Rent Inflation

In a presentation at a REALTOR® University Lecture Series, Dr. Richard Peach, Senior Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, shared the results of an ongoing study on rent inflation, that lower-income households face higher rent...

Aging in Place: Likely to Drive Growth in Home Improvement

In a presentation at a REALTOR® University Speaker Series, Dr. Kermit Baker, Senior Fellow of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, shared his research findings on the emerging trends in home remodeling.[1] Dr. Baker presented estimates...

REALTORS® Price Growth Expectation in Next 12 Months, By State

REALTORS® who responded to the June 2015 survey expect prices to increase over a range of two to seven percent, with the median at 3.4 percent over the next 12 months, according to the June 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index...